Summer Tokyo 2021 Basketball Thread

Will Australia win a medal in the mens and womens tournament?

  • Men yes women yes

    Votes: 32 53.3%
  • Men yes women no

    Votes: 8 13.3%
  • Men no women yes

    Votes: 11 18.3%
  • Men no women no

    Votes: 9 15.0%

  • Total voters
    60

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peternorth

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* May or may not be Andrew Gaze dunking
With the conclusion of the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments across various northern hemispherical locations, the field is now set in the Mens.

Italy disposed of Serbia in a major upset away from home 102-95. Nikola Jokic elected not to represent the country of his birth, and they are subseqently eliminated.
Luka Doncic defeated European powerhouse Lithuania to advance to Japan. He had another triple double and shot 18 of the nations 2pt FGAs. Valicunius and Sabonis could only watch in awe.

Meanwhile former Laker Mo Wagner and Lukas Nathanael C. Wank delivered a knockout punch to the disappointing Brazlians. Wank joins Gregor Fuč_a in FIBAs name hall of fame.

Lastly here is the Czech side holding a giant cheque



* Not a cheque



From a Boomer perspective, much has been made of Benjamin Simmons refusal to play. The FT demons of the playoffs has certainly played its part as he works on coping and developing skills to combat his woes. Here he is at the line with shooting coach Maja Jama




Australian Squads:


Packed with talent including Aussie Matisse Thybulle (aka Matey or Bully), Patty Mills, Dante Exum (son of former Supercat Cecil), former Sun Aron Baynes, Joey Joe Joe Ingles of the Utah Jazz and Maverick Josh Green. Duop Reath brings size to the pivot. Jock Landale who impressed at the last World Cup is also in.

Let's hope the team can improve on it's various 4th placings, and deliver highlights such as this


Schedules:

The full schedule can be found here: https://www.fiba.basketball/olympics/men/2020/games


For the NBA fan, this olympics is stacked with NBA talent. Whilst not watching team AUS, focus shall be on the USA. They field a strong lineup that includes Kevin Love, Kevin Durant and 2021 NBA champion Sun Devin Booker*. Luka Doncic, Mo Wagner, Santoransky, Vesley (not in the NBA but most famous for this), Melli, Batum, Evan Fournier, Rudy Golbert, Timmy Luwawa Kongbo, Frank Ntilikina, the Hernangomez brothers. Nigeria are yet to confirm their roster.

Lastly, host nation will be powered by this trio applying their skills abroad.

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peternorth

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USA Basketball vs. NigeriaSunday, July 1110:00 a.m.ESPN 2
Australian Boomers vs. ArgentinaSunday, July 111:30 p.m.ESPN
Argentina vs. NigeriaTuesday, July 136:30 a.m.ESPN
USA Basketball vs. Australian BoomersTuesday, July 1310:00 a.m.ESPN
USA Basketball vs. NigeriaWednesday, July 148:00 a.m.ESPN
Australian Boomers vs. NigeriaWednesday, July 1411:00 a.m.ESPN
USA Basketball Women's vs. Australian OpalsSaturday, July 174:30 a.m.ESPN
USA Basketball vs. Australian BoomersSaturday, July 178:00 a.m.ESPN
USA Basketball Women's vs. NigeriaMonday, July 197:30 a.m.ESPN
USA Basketball vs. SpainMonday, July 1911:00 a.m.ESPN
 

hotchilli

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USA Basketball vs. NigeriaSunday, July 1110:00 a.m.ESPN 2
Australian Boomers vs. ArgentinaSunday, July 111:30 p.m.ESPN
Argentina vs. NigeriaTuesday, July 136:30 a.m.ESPN
USA Basketball vs. Australian BoomersTuesday, July 1310:00 a.m.ESPN
USA Basketball vs. NigeriaWednesday, July 148:00 a.m.ESPN
Australian Boomers vs. NigeriaWednesday, July 1411:00 a.m.ESPN
USA Basketball Women's vs. Australian OpalsSaturday, July 174:30 a.m.ESPN
USA Basketball vs. Australian BoomersSaturday, July 178:00 a.m.ESPN
USA Basketball Women's vs. NigeriaMonday, July 197:30 a.m.ESPN
USA Basketball vs. SpainMonday, July 1911:00 a.m.ESPN
Sunday is sorted. Keen as to see Exum back in action.
 

eddiesmith

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So what are the expert predictions? I've no clue about 10 of those countries ;) so keen to see what are our realistic chances and who is our biggest threats to a first ever medal?

I'm guessing the women are favourites to battle it out with the Yanks?
 

hotchilli

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They've looked seriously good, don't think I appreciated how much talent they have on their roster.
 

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